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Cholesterol Question

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by xfieldok, Jul 22, 2018.

  1. shelley262

    shelley262 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @xfieldok why not use Thriva they charge 24 per test but often offer discounts. That covers full lipid and liver function I found it very easy to do I’ve done It twice now and post one day and both times results and a drs report available on line around 3pm the following day after the blood draw so hardly any waiting
    https://app.thriva.co
    Let me know by pm if you want an introductory code at all I’d need your email to send a link with 50 percent off or you could see if they have an offer for a new customer.
    They ask you to do a subscription but you can cancel once you’ve had your first and I brought forward 2nd test so could check progress.
     
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  2. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    Mine seems to be 0.2517 (Trig 0.73 / HDL 2.9)
     
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  3. xfieldok

    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    PMd you, thanks.
     
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  4. shelley262

    shelley262 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you @bulkbiker id not checked that just the ratio they gave me. Shows that the total is meaningless and if you hadn’t supported me when I had my 13.7 back in May - and all my pressures from my dn about my heart health risk and questions about familial hyper cholesterol I’d now be on statins and the drop would have been credited to the statins! So pleased that took matters into my own hands and did the research with help from you a big thank you
     
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  5. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    even stunninger..!
     
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  6. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    There's a general 50% off for new folks at Thriva at present, although don't you also earn a discount if folks link through you?
     
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    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    Does that mean I'm a good clean living girl?

    Just as well my GP did well on the "AndBreathe Two-Way Lipids Educational Programme" and gave up trying to offer me statins based on TC. :)
     
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  8. shelley262

    shelley262 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Not sure but I think that my code is for all tests including the basic 24 quid one at 50% off think codes ive seen recently only covered the middle and high priced options. But did suggest to @xfieldok that she check out whatever was best value for her if she goes down that route.
     
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  9. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    Time for me to show off now. My Trigs/HDL ratio is 0.22 (Trigs 0.6. HDL 2.67) Many experts believe this is the important ratio, but when I mentioned it to GP she said "Oh we don't look at the trigs at all. They aren't important". However, my surgery always does the full lipid panel, and the lab works out the TC/HDL and Non-HDL ratios. I calculate my own Trigs/HDL ratio.

    The trigs/HDL ratio needs to be under 0.87mmol/l (using UK measurements)
     
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  10. Goonergal

    Goonergal Type 2 · Moderator
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    Can I show off too? :)

    846FBB35-CDD2-4DF4-8261-09C67B70675F.jpeg
     
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  11. HSSS

    HSSS Type 2 · Expert

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    My surgery post results (eventually) and just doesn’t list anything that might upset you. My hb1ac that I had no reason to suspect would be anything other than normal was held back til the dn phoned me to tell me I was diabetic. All other tests done at that time got listed.
     
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  12. Daibell

    Daibell LADA · Master

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    Refuse to consider statins unless they give you the full lipids test otherwise it's medicine by guesswork - not very professional.
     
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  13. xfieldok

    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @diabell I refused statins already.
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    AB611029-1AD4-45B6-81F7-298631B1FE87.jpeg Now this is something that just goes to show how misleading just looking at total cholesterol is. The left hand pic is my numbers from Sept ‘17 and on the right from Feb this year. My GP was quick to say no improvement in cholesterol :banghead: til I pointed out the breakdown :happy:
     
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    Ideally you want to raise your HDL above 1.2. I've been following diet doctor.com advice and raised mine from less than 1 to 1.8. Don't fear good fats found in oily fish, chicken skin and olive oil. They will help in combination with low carb.
     
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  17. xfieldok

    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Phoned the surgery to request the detailed blood test. The receptionist had to ask the duty GP. They just phoned me back. They agreed, just asked me to fast beforehand.

    Come to think of it, my last test back in November, I wasn't ask to fast. That was when I was diagnosed. Perhaps that's why there was very little detail.
     
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  18. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    Goonergal Type 2 · Moderator
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    8292DFEA-9FAA-4FF0-8713-29F9C566C97C.jpeg 8292DFEA-9FAA-4FF0-8713-29F9C566C97C.jpeg
    That’s weird. Putting the pic in full size rather than as a thumbnail to see if that works.
     
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    #39 Goonergal, Jul 23, 2018 at 6:29 PM
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  20. shelley262

    shelley262 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Great news that will give you the detail you need all my previous tests were standard too they must be cheaper!
     
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